University of Connecticut

Preliminary Exams

The three tracks in the Ph.D. program (pure, applied, actuarial) each require three prelims, which are taken from the following options:

(Note: the prelim exams for Math 5160 and Math 5637 are open ONLY to actuarial students.)

For further details (including the core course options for each track) consult the prelim exam and core course requirements on the pages for the PhD in mathematics or the PhD in mathematics with thesis in actuarial science.

Course numbers at UConn changed from 3 digits to 4 digits in August 2008, so prelim exams before and after this date have different numbers. E.g., Algebra used to be Math 315 and became Math 5210.

Probability